Now, Ranchi dealers form an association

DQW Bureau
New Update


The idea first took form in the The DQ Week IT Panchayat, which was held in

the city in March. Now four months down the line the community of computer

dealers in the city has finally decided to form an association with the target

of expanding its influence across the state. The association has been mooted

with a view to promote fraternity and unity among the channel community and

address grievances in a united form.

Speaking about the move, Vivek Singhania of Ranchi-based Computer India

Corporation said, “The idea to form an association sprang up after dealers in

the region realized the need to address problems in an equivocal manner. It will

not only enhance the performance of the market, but will also boost the

networking capacity of the region.”

Already, 42 members have voted for the association and have joined it. Titled

Jharkhand Computer Welfare Association (JCWA), dealers in the region have

already applied for the registration number.


“We have already applied for the registration certificate from the government

and are awaiting response. We hope that in one month's time the association will

formally be in place. For the time being, the association is restricted to

Ranchi only, but we plan on extending its reach to the entire state,” said,

Pawan Kumar of Computer Valley.

Although members of the association have not yet set up any guidelines or

formed any rule-book, Kumar clarified that new affiliation to the association

will require an equivocal consent of the existing members. Also, interim

portfolios have been created to facilitate coordination. Sushil Kumar of Micro

Computers has been appointed as the Interim President of the body while Ashish

Jha of Technocrat is the Interim Secretary and Abhishek Kumar of Microsys has

been appointed as the Interim Treasurer.

“For the time being, an interim body has been elected to facilitate the birth

of JCWA. Within three months of its formation, we will decide on the structure

and go in for elections,” Kumar said.

“We have invited dealers, distributors and the vendors in the region to join

us in this initiative. From the distribution space, Rashi Peripherals, Supertron,

Caltron and SES apart from Ingram Micro, Redington, Cyberstar and Compuage have

already joined us. Now, it is the turn of the vendors to associate themselves

with JCWA”, Kumar added.

In their endeavors to spread their reach across the state, members of the

association are hopeful of coordination with GITA, the Jamshedpur IT

association. Members in the association have opined that JCWA will work on a

cooperative model. They also claim that after the JCWA is legalized, it will be

sending invitations to dealers across the state, with an open invitation to GITA

to join hands for cooperation.